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Take-up of means-tested benefits
Author(s)Ruth Lister
Corporate AuthorChild Poverty Action Group
PublisherChild Poverty Action Group, London, November 1974
Pages24 pp (Poverty pamphlet no 18)
KeywordsMeans testing ; Usage [services].
AnnotationBritain's welfare system has become increasingly dominated by the principle of means-testing, with more than 40 national and local means-tested benefits in existence in the mid 1970s. The evidence of take-up - or more accurately, non take-up - of these benefits is scattered and patchy. This pamphlet aims to draw together that information which does exist, so as to provide some basis for assessing the extent to which means-tested benefits have justified the rationale ascribed them, that is, of concentrating help on those in greatest need. National data is examined, along with evidence provided by some local studies. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930824005 P
ClassmarkJF4C: QLD *

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